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DURBAN: 18 April 2021 – Cebisani Zungu 40, Linda Zondo 40 and Sifiso Ndwandwe 41, appeared in the Nongoma Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, 14 April 2021 on two counts of attempted murder and murder. They were each granted bail of R6000-00. The case was remanded to 15 June 2021. The three taxi owners were arrested by the Provincial Taxi Task Team on the morning of 13 April 2021 at Nongoma.

It is alleged that on 25 November 2020, at 18:00, three brothers were on their way home at Dabhasi area returning from Nongoma, when they were ambushed by armed suspects who opened fire. Kende Nkosi (32) was fatally shot on the head, whilst his two brothers sustained leg injuries and were taken to hospital for medical attention. The suspects fled in their getaway vehicle. Charges of murder and attempted murder were opened at the KwaNongoma police station and the docket was transferred to the Provincial Taxi Task Team for further investigation.

The second brother, Linda Nkosi (43) was released from hospital and was recovering well at home when he and his wife were shot by two unknown suspects. It is alleged that on 28 February 2021 at 17:00, Nkosi and his wife Nonkululeko Gcabashe (38) were at their home at Dabhasi area when the suspects forced entry and opened fire, fatally wounding Nkosi. His wife was rushed to hospital where she succumbed to her injuries on arrival.

Charges of murder were investigated by the Provincial Taxi Team. At this stage we cannot confirm whether the arrested suspects are linked to the two counts of murder since the investigation is still continuing.